*Welcome to my post-covid workshops. They run just as they always have with the addition of space around you, a cute mask when required, and that vague background smell of hand sanitiser that we have all come to treasure. The studio looks slightly different now to accommodate spacing, but it's still the same warm vibez*
3 WEEK CHILL HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP
As we all know, things have been a little tense lately. To single-handedly mitigate this, I thought to offer a hand-building workshop but with a focus on calm. These 3 classes will introduce you to the relaxing and meditative process of building functional objects with clay and just your hands (you use a sponge every now then too).
Each class will focus on fundamental techniques: pinching, coiling and joining. We'll make a range of vessel forms such as cups, bowls and vases.
Workshops have 8 spaces available.
With your finished forms you will have the choice to:
- Have your work bisque fired (half-finished) for you to take home and glaze yourself or
- you can also book into one of my glaze classes to finish your work (recommended as it's a fun time) or
- you can have your work glazed in a simple white.
'My sculptural works predominately investigate; the connection between ceramic process and the maker’s state of mind, the materialisation of memories, and nature’s methods of timekeeping and historical archiving of past events and environments. Through the methodical and meditative layering of earthy clay, my hand-built sculptures hold time, invoking memory of archaic Australian landscapes. ' - Mali Taylor.
Mali has been working with me for the last 2 years. I stumbled upon her work once while scrolling through Craft Victoria's gram, who she was exhibiting with at the time. I fell in love with her delicate and intricate sculptures. Mali is a wonderfully skilled artist and I'm very happy to leave you in her extremely calm and capable hands.
- Booking is final and non-refundable. Classes usually book out quickly, and someone else might have loved your spot, so it's essential to make sure you get there - you can nominate a friend to come instead if you like.
- You've got to have close-toed shoes in the studio.
- Wear something you can get dirty
- Long nails can damage your work and make it difficult to make anything, something to consider if you're about to get that SNS.
- you WILL enjoy yourself
- If you want to book as a gift, please grab a gift card and ask the receiver to book rather than a book for them (I've found this to be a little more streamlined and makes it easier for my AI assistant to contact you because Teresa doesn't understand the concept of gifts.
- Any questions please email Teresa at Teresa@james-lemon.com
- Workshops are held in my cute Northcote space. 41 Arthurton Rd, Northcote.
- Right next to The Herbert Cafe. It's directly opposite the Northcote train station and a short walk from the high street tram line.